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3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 23 January 2009

Presented by Edward Stourton and Evan Davis.

Economics professor Nouriel Roubini discusses fears about the fate of the economy.

Could there be an end in sight to the civil war in Sri Lanka? Zubeida Malik reports.

Feargal Sharkey, chief executive of UK Music, says that the Met Police are abusing live event legislation.

Historian David Barlow reflects on first use of wireless technology in a sea rescue 100 years ago.

Sanchia Berg talks to three family members who were all made redundant on the same day in 1980.

Professor Richard Parish, of the Royal Society of Public Health, discusses if a financial incentive will provide the stimulation to give up smoking.

Thought for the day with the Right Reverend Lord Harries of Pentregarth.

UN official Sir John Holmes discusses the nature and extent of the destruction in Gaza.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown discusses what the government is doing to alleviate pressure on small businesses and families.

Mike Thomson reports on General Nkunda's detention in Rwanda.

Did Israel engage in the illegal use of munitions, including white phosphorus shells, against the civilian population in Gaza?

Evan Davis goes birdwatching at Brent Reservoir in North London.

Christopher Parish and Professor Richard Aldous discuss the 200th birthday of former Prime Minister William Gladstone.


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